Kronos Quartet with Special Guest Homayun Sakhi Trio | The Chan Centre for Performing Arts

Two world-class ensembles, one monumental collaboration. West meets East as America’s premier new music pioneers, the Kronos Quartet, and Homayun Sakhi, one of the greatest Afghan rubab players of his generation, cross musical boundaries to create a bold sound that is nothing short of spectacular. After separate sets, the musicians will share the stage to…

Kronos Quartet opens doors to brave new worlds – Concert presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative

Kronos Quartet with Homayun Sakhi Trio, Chan Shun Concert Hall at UBC’s Chan Centre, Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. Concert presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. SAN Francisco’s adventurous Kronos Quartet has spent more than three decades exploring sounds and redefining what…

Sufi Soul, The Mystic Music of Islam | World Festival of Sacred Music: Presented and Sponsored by Aga Khan Council

A documentary film by Simon Broughton and William Dalrymple. Post-discussion led by Dr. Hussein Rashid. Los Angeles – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 – Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Cost: Free; reservations required. The mystical sounds of Islam communicating messages of peace, tolerance and love are reverently captured in the documentary film Sufi Soul by Simon Broughton…

Ismailnameh Mugham Mystery dedicated to His Highness the Aga Khan

We are unable to locate additoinal information on this dedication; however, the music is nice. Part-1 Part-2 Composed by Honored Artist of Azerbaijan and Honored International Artist of Niagara Ismayil Hajiyev Violinist – Professor of Toronto Royal Conservatory Atis Bankas Pianist – Professor of Moscow Conservatory Nina Kogan Conductor Ismayil Hajiyev Performed by the Azerbaijani…

Brandeis University presenting amazing Arts Events – Alim and Fargana Qasimov: The Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan

Alim and Fargana Qasimov: The Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan Saturday, March 6, 8 p.m. MusicUnitesUS. “To be a musician, there has to be a fire burning in you,” says Alim Qasimov, who has been hailed as one of the 20th century’s greatest singers. He has revealed powerful dimensions to Azerbaijan’s classical vocal music, mugham, which…

Pamiri band in Tajikistan: Samo

Samo (“sky”) folk band was established in September 2006 in Gurminj Museum, a small private museum of musical instruments in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Originally from the Pamir Mountains, where music is an integral part of everyday life, members of the band have been practicing music since childhood, learning melodies from their fathers, mothers and professional musicians.…

South African Music Archive Project: Swahili geets from 1952 by Allidina Jamal Walji Luvungivalla

The South African Music Archive Project aims to create an online resource on South African music and associated cultural heritage. Included in its International Library of African Music are several Swahili geets by Allidina Jamal Walji Luvungivalla which were recorded in Costermansville/Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1952. The geets are titled: Ah…

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Eid Mubarak Song by Zahira Dhalwani

Zahira has just recently composed a song in celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, titled “Eid Mubarak”, which is available for everyone to listen to, download and share. Lyrics and Translations are also included. Eid Mubarak – Lyrics Translation – Zahira Dhalwani – September 2009 Eid Mubarak – Lyrics – Zahira Dhalwani – September 2009 Download song in…